London Heathrow Airport (IATA: LHR, ICAO: EGLL), located in Hillingdon, in West London. Heathrow is the busiest airport in the United Kingdom and in Europe, and one of the busiest in the world.

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Going from USA to India via London with expired US visa but valid Canadian visa

I am an Indian national going from US to India for H1B stamping via London Heathrow using British Airways. My F1 visa stamp has expired and I understand that this would mean that I require a DATV. But ...
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Shower at Heathrow during Layover in Terminal 5

Reading the other questions here, I am not too hopeful, but this is the perfect site to find the answer if it does exist: Facts: I arrive at T5 (British Airways) at 08:30, depart at 11:40 from T5 ...
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Getting back to Heathrow for an early flight

I'm staying in central London (Islington, EC1V). I have an international flight from Heathrow (terminal 2) that leaves early Sunday morning (07:50). I'm overwhelmed with all the options. Here's what ...
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Determine gate for departing Heathrow flight

Flights out of London Heathrow do not contain departure gate information until about 45 minutes before the flight is ready to depart (presumably so you spend more money at the duty-free). Are there ...
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Would it be necessary to have UK visa? [duplicate]

We are all Indian passport holders. We plan to travel in 2 groups to Vienna from Mumbai. The first group goes BOM-LHR-JFK-LHR-Vienna-LHR-BOM. Everybody in this group will have valid visas for USA ...
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Can my mother meet my BF in T5 first class lounge even though she flies to/from T2 & T3? [duplicate]

I have been trying to look for an answer, but couldn't figure it out. I hope someone can help. My mother flies into Heathrow on Dec 22nd from Copenhagen (Scandinavian Airlines) to terminal 3. She ...
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I have a 16 hour layover in Heathrow London [closed]

I'm travelling from the USA to Madeira Portugal and I have a layover for 16 hours. I was wondering if I need a Visa in order to stay the night in a hotel at the airport in terminal 4? This is the ...
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Can I use the Blue “Arrivals from EU” queue on arrival in the UK, if I entered another EU country on a layover?

As explained in the Heathrow Customs - “Arrivals from the EU” exit question, the UK is somewhat unusual in having 3 customs exits from the baggage hall. There's a Red one for something to declare, a ...
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Will I have to clear customs In Heathrow when traveling from US to Lisbon?

Will I go through customs at Heathrow when traveling from Dulles via Heathrow (airline change from United to TAP) to Lisbon?
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I have a US visa, a Canadian transit visa and an Indian passport. Do I need a DATV to fly through Heathrow?

I am flying from Seattle to Mumbai with stops at Vancouver and Heathrow. I am aware of the new regulations effective from the December 1, 2014 (News Article) . According to this news article, I am ...
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Direct Airside Transit Visa [duplicate]

I am traveling from San Francisco to Mumbai via London Heathrow airport (layover of 9 hours) in 2 weeks. I am working in US on OPT (F1 visa). I got to know about the DATV visa requirement just now. I ...
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How am I able to smoke at Heathrow during a 13-hour layover as a South African citizen? Can I exit passport control?

I am flying Virgin Atlantic from the USA back home to South Africa. I have a 13-hour layover at Heathrow airport. Will I be able to pass through passport control to be able to go smoke in the ...
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Travel time from Heathrow to King's Cross [duplicate]

What's the travel time, by tube, from Heathrow to King's Cross Station in London and how often does the tube run between those locations?
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Can we switch terminals at Heathrow (LHR) for shopping only?

We will be flying into and out of Terminal 5 at Heathrow. Now, my wife has taken fancy to a certain duty-free store located at Terminal 3. Assuming we factor in enough time before boarding our ...
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How to get from Bradford to Heathrow Airport T4, London?

I've a flight from Heathrow Airport T4 at 14h:00. What is the cheapest way to get from Bradford to Heathrow Airport T4, arrival : before 12h:00?
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Best OneWorld lounge for a shower at London Heathrow Terminal 3 (LHR)?

On an upcoming trip, I'll be flying into London Heathrow on a flight with one OneWorld airline, then continuing on from Terminal 3 with another OneWorld flight. Coming off an overnight flight, I'm ...
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Is my luggage automatically transferred from British Airways to Aer Lingus (Brussels>LHR>Cork)?

I'll be flying from Brussels (Belgium) to Cork (Ireland). I'm planning on doing this with British Airways. Now if I look at possible flights, I see that there is always a company change in Heathrow. ...
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Can I collect post at / near Heathrow airport (on a Saturday)?

This coming weekend, I have a moderate layover in Heathrow airport. As long as there's no big delays, I should have a few hours spare. At the same time, I've realised there's some papers I need for ...
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Change of Terminals at Heathrow airport - Which Visa to apply [duplicate]

I have a change of terminals for connecting flight to India from US. Which Visa should I be applying Direct Airside Transit or Vistor in Transit? I will be getting out of airport.
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Creating my own flight connections

If I book my flights seperately to create my own fly connection, will I have to pick up my baggage at Heathrow to then flight to Brussels. Both tickets are from British Airlines. Will I have to go ...
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Visa requirements traveling in Transit via Heathrow [duplicate]

Traveling from Boston via London (Heathrow) to South Africa. Will be in Transit. Do I need a visa?
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Clearing Customs at Heathrow for a connecting domestic flight to Leeds Bradford

I am booked from Perth Australia to Leeds Bradford all on one ticket. Qatar from Perth to Doha and onto London Heathrow, and then British Airways from Heathrow to Leeds Bradford. Will I need to ...
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Where to meet outside Heathrow T3?

Although I am not travelling, I expect this question to benefit other travellers, and that's why I am asking this in Travel SE! So where can I meet my family at Heathrow T3? They would be coming in ...
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Do I have to go through customs, recheck my bag, etc. during my Heathrow layover?

I am flying from New York to Nairobi, Kenya, with a layover at Heathrow. Both flights are on the same itinerary with British Airways (i.e. it was booked as a flight from New York to Nairobi). They ...
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Airside arrivals area at Heathrow T3

A purely curiosity-based question -- sorry if that's not on topic: I flew into London Heathrow, terminal 3. After leaving the aircraft I followed the signs through what felt like kilometers of ...
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How to get from Heathrow Airport to King's Cross, London?

My wife and I will be arriving in London via Heathrow Airport (LHR) and are staying at a hotel near King's Cross station. So, we were wondering what the best (which means fastest but also easiest when ...
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Can I still get from Heathrow to London on a double-decker bus?

Some years ago I rode a double-decker bus from Heathrow to Victoria Station and found it to be a great way in to the city, since we could sit up top and see so much. I'd love to do the same thing for ...
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Ecuadorian traveling to Sochi via Heathrow

I am Ecuadorian and I need a DATV to transit Heathrow, London for 7 hours before going to Sochi, Russia. Can I apply for the DATV in Heathrow, or do I need to do it before traveling?
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How to get to London Heathrow from Shepherd's Bush in light of possible Tube strike?

My flight is at 8:40am Saturday. I would like to arrive by 6:40am. My proposed route is below. 283 bus to Hammersmith Bus Station Walk to Hammersmith Piccadilly line to Heathrow Terminals 1-2-3 ...
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Heathrow Terminal 5 to Cambridge

I am arriving at Heathrow Airport on Terminal 5. I intend to get to Cambridge. Questions a) I have a Britrail point to point ticket. Is it valid on the tube as I gather the best and fastest way to get ...
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Using 2 different airlines for outbound & return flight to U.S?

I'm travelling to the U.S, am i allowed to go with 2 diffent airlines? For example fly out wit BA & come back with Virgin Atlanctic? or do i have to come back with the same company? I will be ...
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Can i skip an indirect flight? [duplicate]

I wanted to book a direct flight from Heathrow to JFK with BA. Over night they put the price up by over £500. Now i can see the exact same flight but you have to go indirect via Newcastle to Heathrow ...
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Booking two separate return flights home from the United States?

I'm off to the the U.S. next month from the UK & have already booked my return flight home for October 2014. Now I'm trying to book my flight from the UK to the U.S, as it works out way cheaper to ...
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Does “last check in time” apply for connecting flights?

I'm arriving at London Heathrow at 2:05PM, and then my next flight leaves at 3:50PM, which gives me 1h45m to switch terminals, which is fine, generally. Both are international flights. However, the ...
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London Transit Visa for US to Indian with Valid US H4 Visa [duplicate]

I am Indian citizen Came to US: Sept 2013 US Visa Type: H4 (My husband has valid H1B and i797 valid till Sept 2015) US Visa Validity: Sept 2015 In Nov 2014, I am planning to travel to India via ...
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If my layover time at London is 14 hours, should I have a UK transit visa for the travel? [duplicate]

I am travelling from Mumbai to Houston via London and have a valid US visa. I have to wait in London for 14 hours for my connecting flight. Some of my friends were saying transit visa is not required ...
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Do I need a visa to stay at a hotel close to Heathrow before connecting to a flight to Vancouver, Canada? [duplicate]

My daughter and I are travelling to Vancouver, Canada through Heathrow but staying all night to get connected. I have a valid multi-entry visa to the UK that I obtained for previous travel, but my ...
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Direct Airside Transit Visa for short layover in Heathrow [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen, on valid F1 visa, travelling via Virgin Atlantic back to India from the US. I have a short layover at Heathrow, 1h35min. Do I still need a DIrect Airside Transit Visa? Its been ...
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Moving between terminals at Heathrow to visit a lounge

We are traveling from Heathrow Airport Terminal 2. We would like to visit a lounge in Terminal 1 or 3 before we fly. Is it possible to check into T2 and then move between terminals before we fly?
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Buying a SIM card at Heathrow

I'm flying to London and would like to get a UK SIM card as soon as I can. Is it possible to buy those at Heathrow airport? Should I buy one from there, or should I order it in advance instead and try ...
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Transit visa requirements for Multi-Leg flights through Heathrow

I am planning on a holiday trip in EU before heading home for my vacation in India. I am an Indian Citizen and am currently on F1 visa. I am using my tax money to travel to Germany to meet my friend ...
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10-hour Layover at Heathrow. Possible to explore London?

Traveling from Washington DC to Johannesburg, SA. We have a 10-hour layover in London. Have been to London before, have done the tourist thing, have oyster cards, and would love to stop in, meet a ...
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Heathrow Overnight Layover - claim and recheck luggage? go through immigration?

I am flying from Stockholm to Hong Kong, with a 23-hour layover at London Heathrow, via Cathay Pacific. I booked the flight as a single ticket on the same itinerary(with the same booking reference), ...
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Best way, and how much time to allow, from Heathrow Airport to Waterloo Station? [duplicate]

And is Waterloo the right station for a train to Corbridge? (They need to come into London first to do some on-arrival shopping and to store a bag they won't need until they get back to London, so I ...
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Do I need a transit visa at Heathrow? [duplicate]

I and my family (wife and kid) will be travelling from US to India via UK. We have a 2 hour layover at London Heathrow and arriving/departing from the same terminal (5). I had an F1 (student visa) for ...
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Do I need a UK transit visa in addition to an Italian work permit to change terminals at LHR?

I am an Indian by nationality and have an Italian work permit (which corresponds to a residence permit). I am travelling back to India via London Heathrow Airport. I have a layover there for less than ...
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SA nationals in transit from Canada to Jo'burg through LHR - landside visa required?

We have friends travelling from Canada to South Africa later this month - and routing through Heathrow, travelling on SA passports. We'd love to meet up with them for the ten hours or so they'll be ...
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Heathrow Customs - “Arrivals from the EU” exit

At Heathrow, after collecting your baggage, there are three exits. Green - nothing to declare Red - something to declare (not sure of text) Blue - arrivals from the EU What is the blue ...
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Traveling from San Francisco to Bombay via London, on an older US Green Card

My wife is a US Permanent Resident with a valid green card which does not have an expiration date. This time, when I took a flight through British Airways from San Fransisco to Bombay via London ...